Perhaps one of the biggest surprises for the channel in 2016 came in September, when distribution giant Tech Data announced it would rival Avnet Technology Solutions in a move that will certainly continue the trend of blurring lines between broadband and value-added distribution.
We kick off this year’s ChannelBuzz.ca Year End Podcast Series with Rick Reid, president of Tech Data Canada, who offers his thoughts on what the merger will mean, when it will close, and what solution providers should expect in the meantime. He also offers his thoughts on the part of the business that drove the market in 2016, and those that offer the best growth.
Reid also touches on his thoughts on the mood in the channel heading into 2017, and offers his predictions for what’s to come in this new year.
All that and more, in this edition of the ChannelBuzz.ca Podcast.